"You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."   - Woodrow Wilson

President John called the meeting to order at 12:15 p.m.

National Anthem: Sheree Taillon

Toast to Queen & Canada: Cathy Henry

Invocation: Roseanne Morissette


Norris Brown introduced Mayor Brian McMullan, our Guest Speaker; Romina Flynt and Ernie Cavello, prospective members; and Henry Becker from the Downtown Club.  


John D'Ambrosio, serving as Sergeant-at-Arms, accepted happy dollars from:

Jim Hooper - happy to have attended the family Day at the Bison's Game.

Don Beard - happy for the volunteers for Bingo and said help still needed for Aug 6th.

Roseanne Morissette - happy for the Dragon Boat day and thanked Arie and Cathy.

Sheree Taillon - Dragon Boat was a blast, and she was happy she didn't have to rescue Cathy.  

Kris Akilie - Ditto.

Matt Taylor -  happy to be at Dragon Boat - he was the oldest one there and he got soaking wet and had a great time.

Arie Vrugteveen - happy that Dragon Boat was a success and he had a great time.

Cathy Henry - advised that the Dragon Boat event raised over $22,000 for Wellspring Niagara - $1,000 of which was contributed by participating club members.

Laetitia de Witt - happy to be back and happy about her kyacking in Cold Lake.

Dan Toppari - happy for the Italian night and for the Dragon Boat races, also noted that Paul can't paddle.

Paul Monaghan - happy that while we were announced with our officical name we were also called "Going South".


August 1, 2010 -  Volunteers have come forward for Ribfest to sell 50/50 tickets. Thank you members. 

August 6th - Four volunteers are needed for Bingo. Please contact Don Beard.

August 23, 2010 Club Social - Due to the Canadian Tour Championship, our meeting for that day has to be relocated. At the board we thought it might be fun to have an evening social event instead. Roseanne has checked out Fresco's, they have an appetizer menu available for about $11 plus taxes and tip. We would charge $15. The thought is to come out have a few drinks and snacks and enjoy each other's company. There would be no formal agenda, spouses and family are invited. It would start around 5:30 pm.
August 27, 2010 - President John read a letter from Ryan Harper, President of the St. Catharines Sunrise Club:

"Good Morning Fellow Presidents, I'm not sure if you, or your club's secretary, has seen the email below. I know that our club is not of sufficient size to billet 18 orchestra members, so thought I could call upon you to poll your clubs to determine if we could help Mr. Kalb this coming August. Your's in Rotary, Ryan.

"Hello Ryan, hello Wendy, Just organizing a trip through Canada with my orchestra (18 members) I want to ask for your help? Coming into St. Catharines the 27th of August we are looking for a possibility to play a classical concert (highest quality-best orchestra in the German Orchestra competition 2008) - and two nights billeting heading off for Kingston/Brockville the 29th in the morning. Hopefully this e-mail will reach you and will not disappear in the spam. Thanks in advance! With Rotarian greetings from the warm and sunny Heidelberg, Thomas Kalb."

September 20-24th Group Study Exchange  - Jim Hooper announced that Roseanne Morissette will be hosting Eun-Jung Sim from South Korea.

November 13, 2010 - Cathy Henry reminded members of the upcoming Take it to Heart Gala. Please purchase tickets for the gala - they are going fast; Sponsors are also needed for the meal and for program ads. See Cathy for more details. 

Canadian Tour Championship Tickets available. See President John.

Hospice Niagara 5 Car Draw Tickets available. See Sheila Bristo.

International Service - Laetitia de Witt requested that all proposals for projects need to be submitted within the next few days.  Laetitia also advised that the committee will need to make their recommendation prior to the August Board meeting.

Letter of Appreciation - Paul Monaghan read a letter from Bill Finley thanking the club for the generous donation of $500 to the Vimy Foundation.


Happy birthday was sung to Roseanne Morissette, who celebrated her birthday July 28th. Besh wishes for a great year, Roseanne! 

50/50 DRAW

Dan Toppari had the winning ticket, but was unlucky in drawing the cards. 


No one left early.

GUEST SPEAKER,  Brian McMullan, Mayor of St Catharines

See related story.


Ron reported 22 members, four guests, and eight make ups for 88 per cent attendance.  


As there was no further business for the good of Rotary, President John wished everyone a good week in Rotary, adjourning the meeting at 1:30 p.m., and left us with this thought for the day:

"You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."  - Woodrow Wilson